Sarah Whitford

about 1755–
Bristol, Bristol, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Whitford was born about 1755, in Bristol, Bristol, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Whitford, was 20 and her mother, Dorcas Goff, was 19. She married John Rawson on 23 March 1775, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. She died in her hometown, and was buried in Bristol, Bristol, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rawson
1751–
Sarah Whitford
1755–
Marriage: 23 March 1775

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 March 1775
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1765

Age 10

Historical Boundaries - 1765: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States
1776

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + ford ‘ford’, probably the one in Devon, although there are other places similarly named.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Whitford, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sarah Whitford, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sarah Whelford, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"

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